Video: Thieves Steal Bank of Mailboxes From San Jose CA Neighborhood

Residents of a quiet San Jose neighborhood are concerned about identity theft after dozens of mailboxes were ripped out of the ground last week.

The theft happened last Thursday night at Heritage Bay Drive and Hassler Parkway in the Evergreen Valley area, where one of three large banks of mailboxes was stolen, leaving nothing but bolts protruding from the ground.

“We suspect this time a year, they’re looking for everything from W2s to billing information,” one resident said. “Who knows what it could be?”

Postal officials said someone ripped the stack of 40 mailboxes out of the ground, a rare occurrence even for those who investigate mail theft. Inspectors say thieves get especially aggressive around the holidays.

Source: Thieves Steal Bank of Mailboxes From San Jose Neighborhood | NBC Bay Area

Video: Mail thefts lead post office to stop delivering mail in Albuquerque neighborhood

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Mail problems have become such an issue in one Northeast Heights community that neighbors say the postal service has stopped delivering mail.

It’s happening in a neighborhood near Alameda and Louisiana, and the people who live their say their cluster box has been broken into again and again.

But what’s most upsetting, they say, is the lack of communication from USPS. Continue reading